-An extract from Peak International opening evening-
Our show is starting over, ladies and gentlemen.
Everything is achievable through technology. For the first time in human history, the stars are no longer outside of our grasp.
I'm Anthony Stark, and Peak International is about bring humanity one step closer to reaching the peak of our potential.
For a moment, please, bare with me. Because what I intend to do, is create a lazier world.
It is said that all of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – speak volumes about it's laziness.
Picture a world, if you please, where instead of one hundred workman using large, ugly pieces of machinery to build a space shuttle, you could use specially designed suits with interchangeable parts to exponentially increase speed, save money -- And most importantly, render all builders free from any harm in the workplace.
What about another example? Education.
For this one, let us look back a mere thousand years into our growing history.
Only a handful of individuals could read and write. Mathematics and science were only for the learned, and a machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones was seen as the pinnacle of humanity's innovation, the very peak of our mental genius...
...Who would have known a mere thousand years later a ten-year-old boy could perform rushed mathematical equations before school starts because he spent all night playing a second hand Play Station Three - which is inconceivably more complex than the "pinnacle" of innovation seen one thousand years prior.
What if that young man, or woman, could understand and build his or her own game console? What if they could understand complex equations like I do? In my absence from the public spotlight, I have devised an educational program fit to change our children's minds. Fit to allow an entire generation to proper and grow - Beyond our planetary limitations.
Our future lies not on planet Earth, ladies and gentlemen. But in the wider universe.
This is not just the start of something new.
This is the end of the old world completely. Together... we will build a new world. A better one.
A universe within our grasp
Since Anthony Stark's assumed destruction at the telekinetic hands of The Sanguine, one of the worlds most vaunted and esoteric assassins, Anthony Stark was presumed missing, and subsequently, pronounced dead by the world when Quintus Knightfall took credit for his demise during an epic battle which left the White House almost destroyed.
In truth, Stark had forged his own death and used Mercy to facilitate such an act. In doing so, the Mechanical Maestro took to exploring the wider universe as Earth had grown boring. Anthony discovered new planets, aliens and much more in his time away, ever expanding his mind and even basic understanding of science.
Since returning to earth, Anthony originally intended to recreate The Peak; but this time in the form of an even larger and more diverse corporation. But at the last moment, opted to simply specialize the company in all things space exploration and eventual settlement among the stars. With a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of technological innovation it came seamless that Peak International would propel itself into global business acclaim, competition with and making many nervous at NASA.
There is also a large historical statue of Anthony Stark at the front of the building. This was recovered from the wreckage of Kamelot many years ago, only now finding use once more. Constructed from pure black vibranium, the statue is a one of a kind masterpiece, sculpted remembrance to when the world thought Anthony Stark was tragically slain.
Although most of Stark's armors are now stored off-world, he does keep an armory of suits based in the building for emergencies and or/part replacements. The suits are locked within an impenetrable vault that even his most cutting edge suit of armor would be unable to blast through. The restricted zone is located under the building and only accessible to him.
Owing to the fact Anthony Stark was once a defense contractor, the building has a high degree of security. By having four high-tech pieces of disguised equipment stationed on four corners just outside the building, the building controls powerful magnetic fields around itself, simply letting Stark and Horizon control metals in and around building in the unlikely event of an attack.
Using this, Stark has the ability to render most forms of modern firearms and bullets useless and even the more elusive ninja-type warriors floating around are weakened. Every wall within the building both interior and exterior are made of a smart material, upon any impact they seek to find the source of the aggressor and relay this back to the security teams to deal.
Everyone within the building unless they find a way to mask their presence, will be automatically be logged onto the system by Horizon. To note, several buildings surrounding the compound had been bought off as they are now property of Tony Stark in the eventuality that he has to throw anyone into one (historically, Stark once flew Amaranth into an opposite skyscraper in defense). There are also tactically stationed armors all placed around the building (hidden the the walls), upon an attack the Prehistorian Guard suits pop out and deals.
Anthony Stark's personal bodyguards, these are fully mechanized suits capable of dishing out enough damage to hurt even the most formidable foe.
The Praetorian suit is predominately made from a greatly enhanced version of Chobham, a classified armor used by the British army on their Challenger Two tank.
Due to the extreme hardness of the ceramic used, it offers superior resistance against a explosives and has a very good resistance against armor penetrating rounds, causing them to shatter upon impact. To date, few Chobham armored suits have been defeated by enemy fire in combat.
During the second Iraq war in 2003, a Challenger 2 tank using a lesser version of Chobham became stuck in a ditch while fighting in Basra against Iraqi forces.
The crew remained safe inside for many hours, the composite Chobham armour protecting them from enemy fire, including rocket propelled grenades without damage.
The Praetorian Guard possess an almighty, albeit rugged array of offensive capabilities. Nowhere near the technological prowess of Stark, but rather merging all of the world's best weaponry into a single suit of unstoppable armor.
The armor features a triple-barred missile launcher stored within both gauntlets, another shoulder-mounted missile launcher ca pale of firing miniaturized rounds found in fighter jets and a modern minigun that renders even some of the toughest armor into scrap metal. The suit is also able to exert a strict 50 tons of metric force before damaging itself. The most technological weapon technically lies within it's feat, the repulsor rays used for flight can also be turned offensive.
- This is functionally a base of operations for Stark. I can't write him without one.
- Feel free to visit if there is a reason for it. (Under no circumstances can anyone access secure areas without OOC permission.)
- Peak International is comparable to NASA: whilst holding many subsidiaries in global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.
- Sell the defense but feel free to ultimately wreck them. They are NPC's and not nearly as skilled as Stark.